For far too long I’ve sat in silence.
For far too long I’ve allowed others to be the voice for the oppressed.
For far too long I was made to believe my voice wasn’t needed.
I now know that I was wrong, because I can no longer remain silent.
I speak out to have my voice heard.
I speak out for those that cannot speak.
I speak out to hold our government accountable.
I speak out to keep history from repeating itself.
I speak out because I have hope we can do better, that we will be better, and that things will change.
Silence is no longer an option.